Monday, January 7, 2013

How To Make Tinutuan (Make a Dish Indonesia)

How To Make Tinutuan (Make a Dish Indonesia)
How To Make Tinutuan (Make a Dish Indonesia)
How To Make Tinutuan (Make a Dish Indonesia) - Bubur menado is also known as Tinutuan is typical traditional cuisine dish of Manado--North Sulawesi.This tasty porridge is actually a mixture of various kind of vegetable such a pumpkin, sweet corn, water spinach ( kangkung) and long bean. At the ancient time, Bubur menado is a food in the famine where the rice in the paddy fields hardly to produced so are the people should be frugally wise to cook rice. I found my self once again surprise at the look of this dish and the used of the ingredients, trust me, the taste won me as well convince my self to cook--since its easy to prepare, I would definitely have a comfort between home. Perhaps, it will happen to you too, because it gives you texture and deliciousness. The fact, that I would not able to resist

It brought me to a vibrant memory few years back, when was my first time hearing of this dish “ Bubur manado “ and the same time I eat it for the first time. What a wow…it took me certainly up in the air, wah… Honestly, it was weird to my tongue, having porridge with such a flavour and texture as a different variety vegetable that are in it but its wonderfully healthy and it was a bowl of the real thing and of course I was enjoying it after spoon by spoon, especially accompany with sambal terasi ( Indonesian style sambal ) and salted fish

And after a bowl, this is my own versions of Bubur menado recipe
Its hearty, easy to make and fit to a chilly day

1 cup of long grain rice
6 cups of water
a bunch of spinach
a bunch of kangkung (water spinach/morning glory)
1 cup of sweet corn kernels
2 lemon grass, cut into 5cm in length then crack it with pestle
5 salam leaves (Indonesian bay leaves)
a bunch of lime basil
1 medium size sweet potato (or squash), peel off the skin and cut into small chunks
1 teaspoon of salt.

Wash the rice and drain it.
Put rice, salam leaves, lemon grass and water in the pot. Boil until the rice 80% cooked.
Add sweet yam or squash and sweet corn kernels. Continue boil until the rice mixture turn into porridge consistency.
Add spinach, and kangkung. Stir untill all ingredient well cooked and porridge thick enough.
Add salt to season.
Remove from pot and ready to serve.

Tips for making tinutuan
Use slow cooker for convenience. Put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it in low setting, leave it for 6-8 hours. Slow cooker also retains vitamins and nutrients in food.
Always use fresh ingredients.
Add your favorite vegetables such as green beans, carrots, broccoli, etc.
Add some protein such as tofu if you prefer.

How To Make Tinutuan (Make a Dish Indonesia)

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